WSBK » Furious Effenbert Liberty team slams WSBK

Effenbert Liberty releases an extraordinary statement in which it slams the World Superbike Championship and its organisers.

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May 06, 2012 7:37 PM

It's a typical Ducati statement. If you have one bad race, say you will quit. Just because they won a race last time they won't be winning always. It was a frustrating weekend but not they're the only ones who lost much.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:41 PM

No - I don't want to see riders finishing 30 seconds back just because they use a different make of tyre or just three riders getting good tyres - that's what we had when it was Michelin v Dunlop.

This is bike racing not tyre racing!

sharla82 - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:44 PM

This reminds me of the F1 race at Indianapolis a few years back when only 6 cars took part after the rest withdrew over tyre issue - what a **** up that was !

al t - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:46 PM

The conditions for the first race were not safe to race. However the delay to race two seemed very strange.Had they started at the correct time we would have seen nearly the full race.Maybe they should consider running the cancelled race on the Saturday at Donington, as BSB do.However if the tyre provided was not up to standard for wet conditions questions need to be asked. Would effenbert be one of the teams considering a motogp crt team for next year?

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:51 PM

@Ben1 - it isn't a Ducati statement - it is a statement from a private team who obviously spend a lot of money on behalf of their sponsor. It looked like amateur hour today - a professional sport needs to be professionally run.

I am sure BSB, IDM or the Italian championship would welcome Effenbert with open arms, but for the amount of money they are spending perhaps they will think Moto2 or CRT MotoGP would be a better investment.

We have precious few decent private teams in WSBK and the loss of any more would be a great shame.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 7:59 PM

Pirelli need a big kick in the unmentionables for bringing tyres that were unsafe and led to a race cancellation and then start line jitters causing a race delay.

They have a dual compound wet superbike tyre which was built for the NW200, but didn't have any available today.

Also at the last wet race it came out that some of the Pirelli tyres being used were over two years old.

I hope that Pirelli have some performance clauses in their contract because that was a very poor performance and worthy of a big penalty.

Also agree with previous posters suggestion that cancelled races shpould be run at the next round as they are in BSB.


May 06, 2012 8:16 PM

Anyone suggesting that if Effenbert don't like it they should get out are been very short sighted. Its about time someone stood up and said what most of us think. A team like Effenbert have the financial clout to move their team to Moto2 or CRT and i don't see many teams lining up to take their place. WSB should take Pirelli to task for failing to supply a product that was fit for purpose. A tyre that falls apart after 3 laps is criminal. In italy if someone had been killed as a result they could of faced manslaughter charges.

ppsc59 - Unregistered

May 06, 2012 8:17 PM

Good attitude from Effenbert team!
It was a big farce, when I saw Biaggi's Aprilia in the box with the mechanics desperately trying to repair it, I told to my wife :" It's Italy, they (the organisators) will find every reason to delay the whole event till Aprilia is again ready to race- so it was in the 70s, 80s 90s and is still so......"

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